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What Happened at Innovation GovCamp 2014 (Canberra)

Last Saturday Australia's first national GovCamp was held as part of the Innovation Month program.

Innovation GovCamp 2014 involved events in six locations across Australia. Over 500 people registered to attend.

I attended (and helped organise) the event in Canberra, at the Inspire…

Added by Craig Thomler on July 22, 2014 at 8:38am — No Comments

How Having a Dinosaur in Your Corner Can Help With Innovation

It's quite common for those of us on the pointy end of Government 2.0, innovation, agile and open source/open data and similar 'progressive' thinking to refer to people who seem reluctant and risk-averse as 'dinosaurs'.

The terminology crosses the government/corporate divide - indeed I'm hearing it now more often in reference to senior management in large Australian companies than in government agencies.

Sometimes it's used as a term of affection, sometimes…

Added by Craig Thomler on July 9, 2014 at 8:52am — No Comments

15 Opportunities for Your Agency to Innovate in Government

The Department of the Interior has successfully matched their message to the right medium with their use of Instagram -- and that's one of the ways government can innovate better. 

Wednesday, GovDelivery…


Added by Catherine Andrews on April 23, 2014 at 9:30am — 2 Comments Remaking Public Participation

This announcement from the rom the eRulemaking Program Management Office comes from NCDD sustaining member Alexander Moll, Communication Specialist at the Environmental Protection Agency – eRulemaking Branch…

WASHINGTON – In recent months, the eRulemaking Program, a Fed-wide E-Gov and Open Gov initiative, which manages…


Added by Sandy Heierbacher on February 23, 2012 at 7:09pm — No Comments

Setting the Agenda for 2012 and Beyond

I'm looking at the Federal agenda for 2012 as set out a few weeks ago by Federal CIO Steven VanRoekel. This is what I see:

  • Cloud
  • Mobility
  • Modular Development
  • Cyber Security

Nothing wrong with this, but it seems to me that for 2012 from a strategic perspective this is…


Added by David Fletcher on January 13, 2012 at 1:00pm — 4 Comments

Congress likely to partially restore eGov funding

From the article:

Transparency advocates claimed a partial victory in the inclusion of $12.4 million for the flagship Electronic Government Fund in the omnibus spending package that is going before Congress for a vote on Dec. 16.

The eGov fund pays for high-profile open government and innovation initiatives including, Federal IT Dashboard, and It is administered by the General Services…


Added by Glenn Batuyong on December 15, 2011 at 4:06pm — No Comments

Moscow authorities are now discussing their draft documents in electronic form

For the first time in history on Moscow government meeting all of the materials will be filed in electronic form on the desktop computers through a specialized information system. Government members've already received their passwords. Access to system is possible through any device via Internet. System is still in test mode, but it previously passed inspection work with no problems found.

Such a measure due to the fact that…


Added by Alena Popova on July 12, 2011 at 7:19am — 1 Comment

Angry Birds Pummel Pigs, Understand Collaboration

By now, most people are familiar with Angry Birds, the simple trajectory-based mobile game about birds that can’t fly crashing into green pigs with mustaches and helmets. This game is so incredibly popular that it made the Guinness World Records for being the most downloaded paid app in most countries across the globe. There were over 30 million downloads worldwide, with over 10 million on an Apple device, and over 7 million on Android.…


Added by Jon Lee on June 9, 2011 at 4:12pm — 4 Comments

#DonationFAIL! Why Bing Got Blasted and What Gov Can Learn

In the wake of the recent disasters in Japan, many organizations used Twitter to raise donations for the relief effort overseas. However, Microsoft’s Bing pledged $100,000 and received a lot of criticism for their generous pledge.

On March 12, Bing tweeted “How can you #SupportJapan? For every retweet, @bing will give $1 to Japan quake victims, up to $100K.”

Some may think it’s a clever way…


Added by Jon Lee on March 24, 2011 at 4:27pm — No Comments

What Can Government Learn from a Cell Phone?

More and more government agencies are jumping on the social media bandwagon, but not all are starting with a social media policy. Some simply go forth and facebook, not realizing the ramifications of generating official information on a third party website. Are social media policies really needed?

Yes. I’d like to use an analogy to illustrate the importance.

According to Wikipedia, the first handheld mobile phone call was placed in 1973, but cell phones did not gain… Continue

Added by Jon Lee on February 23, 2011 at 1:46pm — No Comments

Why Publish Paper Reports?

Every other year, my agency produces a Biennial Performance Report that shows the progress of IT initiatives across state agencies. Traditionally, we have published paper documents with a PDF version for download.

This year, we flipped the model on its ear by turning this report into a…


Added by Jon Lee on December 2, 2010 at 3:41pm — 7 Comments

Data demons - reflections from the FutureGov Summit, Malaysia

It was a privilege to be able to chair the FutureGov Summit and the FutureGov Awards, held over three content-rich days in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia last week (October 12-14).

From my point of view, most of the discussions were about five aspects of the “how” of e-government and government ICT – I hope this indicates that the “why” was generally understood by participants. Firstly, the massive increase in data being created, from multiple overlapping databases within government agencies,… Continue

Added by Robert on October 21, 2010 at 6:00am — No Comments

Attorney General Sentenced to Prison?

I couldn't believe it when this tweet popped up:

Tweet says Attorney General Abram Harker Jeffs Sentenced to Prison for Sexual Assault of Child

Was Texas Attorney General Jeffs sentenced to prison for sexually assaulting a child? Wait a minute... The Attorney General for Texas is Greg Abbott, not Abram Harker Jeffs. So, what's going on here?

If you look at the other tweets from, the Official State…


Added by Jon Lee on June 25, 2010 at 11:45am — No Comments

Overview of Metrics I Use with

If you wish to be successful with your digital government initiatives, you must measure. Without reasonably good metrics you have no way to determine success and no way to gauge how you should direct your resources. Putting up a website is not a measure of success. You really need to understand what that website is accomplishing and numbers are the best way to tell the story.… Continue

Added by David Fletcher on May 11, 2010 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

City of Huntsville, TX Takes Local Government Mobile

Today, the City of Huntsville, Texas ( and eGov Strategies (website) announced the availability of the city's comprehensive iPhone app to better connect residents and businesses with city government. It's a uniquely innovative approach for a local government app that offers a wide range of city website content and services - uniquely designed for iPhone users.

"This solution… Continue

Added by Ken Barlow on May 7, 2010 at 2:51pm — 6 Comments

Social Media in Gov is Like Riding a Bike, Seriously

When my son turned three, we got him a bike with training wheels. He did quite well, but when it came time to take off those training wheels, he violently refused. Even a three year old knew that going from four

wheels down to two would increase his chances of falling from zero to

incredibly high.

That’s because training wheels aren’t actually training wheels. They’re impeding wheels. They rob you of the chance to learn balance, which is the most…


Added by Jon Lee on April 7, 2010 at 2:12pm — 10 Comments

Researching Digital Government of the 21st Century

A group of researchers from some of the top schools with programs related to digital government got together last month to discuss the role of research in the digital government arena, it's importance for the future, and how to get it better funded. The get-together was entitled "Information, Technology, and Governance: A Grand Challenges Research Agenda Workshop". This new round of discussions is being… Continue

Added by David Fletcher on March 9, 2010 at 5:30pm — 5 Comments

Kudos to Michigan

Y esterday, the State of Michigan rolled out a major update to the portal. CIO Ken Theis, quoted in Government Technology magazine, suggests, "Visitors to the site can [now] access five times the amount of information without… Continue

Added by David Fletcher on March 5, 2010 at 3:20pm — 2 Comments

Greater Transparency in Government link to Citizen Trust

Today we released our inaugural E-Government Transparency Index. You can download the report for free on our website and read about it on NextGov.

For years we have measured satisfaction of government web sites using…


Added by Dave Lewan on February 16, 2010 at 10:33pm — No Comments

Key Areas to Consider in Open Government Strategy and Planning

The release of the Open Government Directive on December 8, 2009 has prompted many Agencies to wrestle with what a comprehensive Open Government Plan for their Agency would look like. According to the Directive, Open Government Plans are due for each Agency in 120 days. (The Sunlight foundation provides a good high level summary of other requirements… Continue

Added by Jenn Gustetic on January 13, 2010 at 10:29am — 4 Comments

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